1968 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603)

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt.    

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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a bright and beautiful silver sigma dial.


Stock # RLXDJ1603-68
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 19XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Aged"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The symmetrical case has been lightly polished in the past and retains thick lugs that show honest signs of light use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel is in excellent unpolished condition and exhibits honest signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H bracelet is stamped 4/68 and retains 18 links that display normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The original silver "pie-pan" dial offers a stunning vintage presentation with its perfectly aged warm patina and remains in excellent condition, showing no major blemishes or damage. The tritium lume plots have aged to a handsome golden coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. the original tritium hands have aged a few shades lighter than the dial and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is era correct with closed 6's and9's which is correct in this era.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.